Improving your Oral Health

Great oral health is a benefit to your life in more ways than one. From eliminating the possibility of cavities to helping your overall systemic health, the health of your teeth and mouth have a big impact on the quality of life you live every day. If you want a... Read more »

Are You Prepared for a Tooth Emergency?

At Shawnee Village Dental, Dr. Mark Jensen and our team are here to help you achieve, maintain, and preserve a healthy smile to last a lifetime. We know how quickly an emergency can arise, so today we would like to share a few possible tooth emergencies and how to handle... Read more »

Boost the Health of Your Smile This Year By Doing These Things

Are you interested in working toward a strong and healthy smile this year? If so, our Shawnee Village Dental dental team has some helpful tips for you. For the top-notch oral health you deserve, we encourage you to do the following things on a regular basis: Brush properly each day... Read more »

Are Your Teeth Damaged?

Are your teeth damaged? Do you suffer from any irregularities that you need to be fixed? If so, you may be in need of dental crowns. Dental crowns are forms of cosmetic dentistry treatments that are used to conceal teeth for protection and aesthetics. Even though they are artificially created,... Read more »

The Facts About Bleeding Gums

When you’re taking care of your mouth, do you ever notice that your gums start to bleed? Despite what you may have heard, bleeding gums aren’t normal. While your gums might bleed for a number of reasons, there may be several things you can do to avoid the issue. Your... Read more »

Fillings: Your Questions Answered

Do you have tooth decay that needs to be repaired? Dr. Mark Jensen may recommend a dental filling in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, to restore your tooth. Our dentist will remove the decay and then fill the area with the filling material. How is a filling placed? Our dentist will numb... Read more »

Risk Factors for Developing Periodontal Gum Disease

There are many risk factors for developing periodontal gum disease. It can strike at any time, although it can be prevented with plaque removal treatments. The best plaque removal treatments are brushing and flossing and getting professional cleanings at least twice a year. For our dental team here at Shawnee... Read more »

Avoid the Slide Into Tooth Decay by Avoiding Bad Habits

Tooth decay occurs from plaque buildup. Bad habits from what we eat and drink can easily lead to plaque buildup. It’s important to always take note of what we eat and drink, and how much. Some foods are worse than others. Do you eat or drink anything that may be... Read more »

Why you May need a Dental Bridge

There are a lot of cosmetic dentistry procedures, but one of the most popular is the dental bridge. It's one that our team here at Shawnee Village Dental sees quite frequently, and it's one that has some big benefits - if you're a good candidate to receive a dental bridge.... Read more »

Save your teeth from bruxism

If you chronically grind your teeth while sleeping - a condition known as bruxism - or during other times of the day, you're at risk for some serious tooth health issues. Grinding teeth constantly can cause jaw issues, misaligned bites, and wear down your teeth to the point where they're... Read more »